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Pink water slide a highlight of Gold Coast house’s backyard pool

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFive things to consider when buying into a regional area01:35 The property was snapped up within three days of hitting the market. A family bought the house with competition from several other interested parties.“There were about eight people waiting in the wings if their finance fell through.”Mr Milligan wouldn’t reveal the sale price as the deal was not yet unconditional but said it fetched more than the asking price, which was $699,000.CoreLogic records show the 729sq m property at 105 Oxley Drive, which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, last sold in May 2019 for $511,500.Mr Milligan, who also sold the property last year, said the person who bought it then intended to flip it.Almost a year later, he said it looked like a completely different property. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe property has been renovated since it last sold less than a year ago. The outdoor areas are among the house’s highlights.“The place has been fully renovated,” he said.“(The vendor) made a profit and the new buyers are ecstatic.”The residence is much more modern following the renovation with earthy hues and pendant lighting among the changes behind its fresh look.Coastal-inspired outdoor living areas are among the house’s highlights. MORE NEWS: Inside Main Beach’s popular ‘pink bungalow’center_img The Paradise Point house at 105 Oxley Drive comes with a pool and pink water slide.SUMMER offers a swimmingly good time for households with a pool but one Gold Coast family will be tempted to take the plunge even in winter.A pink water slide complements a Paradise Point house’s backyard pool, making it the perfect spot for a splash bash.The fun feature was one of the reasons the property was snapped up three days after hitting the market.Marketing agent Ryan Milligan, of Hillsea Real Estate, said its Hamptons-style and several other standout features, including the water slide, were behind its snappy sale.“It sold in three days, a young family bought it,” he said. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast auctions raking in millionslast_img read more

Kobe Bryant dreamed of having jersey retired; Lakers set to give him two

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHis career was a celebration of excess. He scored 81 points in 2006 and attempted 50 shots in his final game little more than a year ago. So, of course, he won’t just become the 10th Laker to have his number retired, but the first to have two numbers retired. The festivities will include a street fair the Lakers are calling “Kobeland.”“I’m glad he’s getting both jerseys retired,” Lakers star rookie Lonzo Ball said. “I think that’s fitting for him.”A number is an identity. Bryant had two of each. As No. 8, he was the fun-loving sidekick to the greatest center of a generation.Ten years into his career, Shaquille O’Neal had been shipped off to Miami and Bryant was rehabbing his image after charges were dropped in a headline-grabbing sexual assault case. That’s when he became No. 24.He won three titles as No. 8, two as No. 24. As 8, he scored 16,866 points; 24 poured in 16,777 (in 145 fewer games). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Soon, both identities will hang alongside the legends he previously knew only through the grainy VHS tapes his grandparents sent when he was growing up in Italy. When he was traded to the Lakers on draft night in 1996, he knew there was a chance.“OK,” the 17-year-old told himself, “if I do my job, if I work, then one day my name will be up there.”Fast forward a generation or so, and Bryant has mostly kept a distance from the franchise with which he spent 20 years, operating only in the shadows, if at all.He talks regularly to Rob Pelinka, his former agent who now serves as the team’s general manager. Starting Monday, he will quite literally have a presence that hangs over the Lakers, rather than just a metaphorical one.He will be feted in a 21-minute halftime ceremony that is expected to feature former teammates, including Shaquille O’Neal and Lamar Odom.“It’s going to be really emotional, I’m sure,” Bryant said, “going back and seeing a bunch of fans and people who I’ve seen since my rookie season, courtside and all throughout the arena.“And having come full circle to now going back and watching. And it will be a pretty emotional experience I would think.”Bryant has not returned to Staples Center for a Lakers game since April 13, 2016, the night he scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz in the last of his 1,566 games, including playoff appearances.“Been a little busy,” Bryant said. “Been a little busy.”The launch of Kobe, Inc., a company that specializes in telling stories that inspire, occupies his days, while he also coaches the basketball teams his daughters, Natalia and Giannia, play for. He and his wife, Vanessa, had a third daughter, Bianka Bella Bryant, last December.“My kids keep me really, really busy,” Bryant said, “especially around this time of the year where there’s school, there’s after-school activities, there’s sports, not to mention the company that we’re building and the things we’re trying to create. It’s non-stop, man.”The retirement letter Bryant wrote to fans in November of 2015, “Dear Basketball,” has been adapted into a short film animated by Glen Keane (the Disney illustrator behind “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast”) and scored by John Williams (of “Star Wars” fame).The short film was short-listed for an Academy Award.“I never imagined I’d be doing this, you know what I mean?” Bryant said. “But you kind of learn, you follow your passion to what it is that you truly, truly love. And do that process and start trimming the fat, simply focus on the things that are most important.”The fact that he could add an Oscar to a trophy case that includes one NBA Most Valuable Player trophy, two NBA Finals MVPs and five championship rings blows Bryant’s mind.“Just you saying that sounds ridiculous,” he said.It’s possible that Bryant will eventually be recognized as much for his achievements with Kobe, Inc., as for anything he accomplished as No. 8 or No. 24. For the members of the current Lakers roster, there are fewer memories of the earliest days of Bryant’s career while they hold on to first-hand experiences with No. 24.Jordan Clarkson was a teammate with Bryant for the final two seasons of the future Hall of Famer’s career and remembers him as “kind of almost being like a godfather to us, (giving) the blueprint on how to do stuff.”Brandon Ingram, who was born the summer after Bryant’s rookie season, said he has “one or two memories from No. 8.”“But,” he said, “it was really No. 24 for me. Even watching some of the highlights before he changed his number, it’s easy to type something on YouTube. Either number, he was still a killer.”When the Lakers drafted Ingram No. 2 overall in 2016, Bryant’s career had been over for little more than two months. His lockers at the team’s practice facility and Staples Center were cleaned out and prepared for their next occupant, Ingram.It was a strong message from the organization that it believed it had found Bryant’s successor. Ingram was fully aware of the symbolism.“I have to say it’s an honor,” Ingram said. “It’s an honor to try to be there, fill some shoes and just try to come out here and work every day.”That pressure has been there since Inrgram arrived. When, like Bryant two decades earlier, he studied the jerseys hanging above the Lakers’ court and dreamed of one day seeing his name alongside them.“I think to have my number retired one day,” Ingram said, “or be one of the best players who came through here one day is my goal.”Bryant knows that feeling. It drove him.“It’s something,” he said, “that I dreamed of happening.”center_img At 17, Kobe Bryant arrived for the first time at The Forum in Inglewood and looked up, up, up.His eyes moved past the 10-foot rim he would assault night after night in his quest to become a star; past the orange and gold seats that would be occupied by people who would wear his jerseys and name pets and children after him.His gaze settled on the row of retired numbers hanging from the ceiling, stars in the sky.“I had seen it on video so many times because I was such a big Laker fan,” Bryant told the Southern California News Group last week, “but to actually step on the hardwood floor at The Forum and see them for the first time, it gave me goosebumps.”last_img read more